As personal electric vehicles continue to grow in popularity, we find that some myths and misconceptions come to light. In this post, we will discuss some of them.
ELECTRIC BIKES ARE FOR LAZY PEOPLE:
Unless you are using the bicycle to train for a competition, the is definitely not true! Electric bikes and e-kick scooters actually encourage people to get out more often, and go further than a traditional bicycle. A good deal of our customers would have never considered cycling had it not been for the assistance of the motor.
We find that most of our customers use their Alter Ego Electric Bike as a commuter vehicle to get to and from work. This is a fantastic use of the ev as they don't become exhausted or show up to work sweaty.
YOU NEED A DRIVERS LICENSE TO USE AN ELECTRIC BIKE:
Even though our bikes contain a battery and a motor, the speed limit is restricted to 32km/hr. This means it is still be classified as a regular bicycle and no drivers license is required.
YOU CAN'T GO VERY FAR:
How far would you ride on a traditional bicycle before calling it a day? 5km? 10km? 20km... maybe? Alter Ego Electric Bikes range from a minimum of 20km using only the throttle and go up to 60km when using our iPAS (Intelligent Pedal Assist) mode. Extra batteries = even further distance! Did I mention, you don't even have to work up a sweat?
E-BIKES ARE EXPENSIVE:
Compared to what? If you're comparing an electric bike with a bike from Walmart, they will seem on the pricy side of things. If you've shopped around at a specialty bike shop, you'll see that our pricing is similar to a traditional bicycle and sometimes even less. Alter Ego Bikes uses name brand components (Samsung, Shimano, Panasonic, Tektro, Zoom, etc), so you can rest easy knowing you are buying a quality electric bike.
Owning an Alter Ego Electric Bike will also save you money as you won't need to pay for parking, gas, bus pass, gym membership, etc. You also won't get frustrated in traffic jams!
Our simple Financing program makes owning an Alter Ego even more affordable with payments as low as $32/month. We even offer NO INTEREST + NO PAYMENTS FOR 6 MONTHS (oac).
ELECTRIC BIKES AREN'T STREET LEGAL:
Of course they are! They can legally go anywhere a traditional bicycle can go. Bike paths, streets, biking trails, and even sidewalks in some cities. You won't find a more versatile electric vehicle!
ELECTRIC BIKES ARE NOISY:
Not at all! In fact, you can barely hear the motor. It is an integrated and virtually silent electrical system made up of a motor, battery, and controller. A gentle hum is all you will hear.
ELECTRIC BIKES ARE FUN:
This is 100% true! Arrange a TEST RIDE to see for yourself! But be warned, once you try one, you'll want one, or maybe 2! #rideitloveit
Do you have any e-bike myths or potential misconceptions? Email us and we will add it to the list.